A systematic White House effort to minimize the significance of climate change

From the NY Times

A House committee released documents Monday that showed hundreds of instances in which a White House official who was previously an oil industry lobbyist edited government climate reports to play up uncertainty of a human role in global warming or play down evidence of such a role.

Before joining the White House, he was the “climate team leader” for the American Petroleum Institute, the main industry lobby.

He was hired by Exxon Mobil after resigning in 2005 following reports on the editing in The New York Times. The White House said his resignation was not related to the disclosures.

Raise your hand if you are cool with an ex- and now current oil industry lobbyists rewriting scientific reports to “play up uncertainty” in global climate change.

Your tax dollars at work.

A systematic White House effort to minimize the significance of climate change

7 thoughts on “A systematic White House effort to minimize the significance of climate change

  1. micadelic says:

    No, your wrong. Anthropomorphic Global Warming is a myth. Wrong, wrong wrong about so many things.

    Looks like it was hotter in the 30s, than in the 90s. The very facts and figures used to say that the last decade has been the hottest on record are wrong.

    You’re wrong about the GWOT (um, we’re winning)
    You were wrong about the Flying Imams
    You’re wrong about global warming
    You’re wrong about the bridge collapse
    Meanwhile, I’m right, I’ve been consitantly shown to be right, and your jealous.
    So there!


  2. He’s not wrong. You’re wrong. Yes, the story is very interesting and NASA’s numbers did change. NASA’s numbers are not even close to the whole story. They are one set of numbers in crush of data that is used to explain what is going on. Take a look at this, for instance.

    What you are doing is, frankly, typical of the Right. You take a small truth, that this guy discovered an error, and turn it into a large falsehood, that global climate change is somehow a fiction. You’re so wrong you’re almost a liar.


  3. micadelic says:

    NASA Blocked Climate Change Blogger from Data

    From the article:

    Now, the ten hottest years on record in the U.S., beginning with the hottest year, are: 1934, 1998, 1921, 2006, 1931, 1999, 1953, 1990, 1938 and 1939. Before the revision, that list read: 1998, 1934, 2006, 1921, 1931, 1999, 1953, 2001, 1990 and 1938. The re-ranking completely knocked 2001 off the top 10 list.

    This U.S. temperature revision could cause problems for former Vice President Al Gore. Assisted by Hansen, Gore asserted in his global warming film “An Inconvenient Truth” that nine of the ten hottest years in U.S. history occurred since 1995.

    Al Gore is a fucktard fear-monger. Plus, he’s just, plain, flat-out, wrong.


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